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Arts Picks: Transfigured Night With The SSO, Into The Flood and more

DANCE CLASSES AT THE ESPLANADE

Get those hips shaking in introductory dance classes at the Esplanade, a popular part of its da:ns festival. Conducted by professional instructors from groups such as Jazz Inc, you can try a range of styles including the Argentine tango, krumping and swing. These basic workshops are tailored for those who have little or no experience in dance.

WHERE: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm (Argentine tango); Sun, 2pm (krumping) & 6pm (swing) ADMISSION: $14 from Sistic, excludes booking fee INFO: www.dansfestival.com/footwork


HARMONIES FROM TAIWAN - CHEN TSCHENG-HSIUNG AND THE SCO

Taiwanese conductor Chen Tscheng-hsiung (left), 75, returns to Singapore after 17 years with a world premiere of the Chinese orchestra version of Dmitri Shostakovich's rousing Festive Overture. The concert will also feature prominent suona musician Tseng Chien-yun, known in Taiwan as the "Voice of the Suona". Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) dizi musician Zeng Zhi will present Taiwanese composer Chung Yiu-kwong's Whirling Dance.

WHERE: SCO Concert Hall MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 - $70 from Sistic, excludes booking fee (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


TRANSFIGURED NIGHT WITH THE SSO

Renowned Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko (left) joins the Singapore Symphony Orchestra to perform Schumann's Piano Concerto In A Minor under the baton of conductor Shui Lan. The orchestra will also present Richard Strauss' Serenade For 13 Winds, as well as Schoenberg's sumptuous Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night), which was inspired by his great feelings for his future wife Mathilde von Zemlinsky.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 - $72 from Sistic, excludes booking fee


INTO THE FLOOD BY SUN SON THEATRE

Taiwan's Sun Son Theatre presents an interactive 50-minute play (left) for the family about environmental conservation as well as perseverance and courage. Through music and dance, this adaptation of a legend from Taiwan's aboriginal Bunan tribe tells the story of a great flood closing in on a village and a young man who wants to rescue his home. Into The Flood has toured New York, Hong Kong and Malaysia and is part of this year's M1 Chinese Theatre Festival.

WHERE: Lasalle College of the Arts, Flexible Performance Space MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today, 10am & 3pm; tomorrow, 2 & 5pm; Sun, 11am & 2pm ADMISSION: $28 from Sistic (excludes booking fee)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2015, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe